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  • The Main Thing

    The Mission of Hume In 1988 I was a summer staffer at Hume Lake Christian Camps. Along with about twenty other college students, I was part of the “Summer Alternate Staff” team. Like today’s “Summer Counseling Staff” members, we filled in for churches who needed an extra counselor for the week. Each Sunday, after lunch, […]

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  • Summer Theme 2017: Forsaken

    I Samuel 12:24 As camp directors, we sat around a table last September discussing conversations we heard all summer from youth pastors on what issues their students were encountering. We began to see a pattern emerge from those conversations. Topics such as identity, obedience and perseverance in their faith were overwhelmingly consistent responses from youth […]

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  • Behind the Scenes: Anatomy of Recreation

    Playing for a Purpose For more than seventy years Hume Lake Christian Camps has consistently held the gospel of Jesus Christ as the ultimate purpose for existing. Clearly presenting the gospel and providing an opportunity for individuals to respond is a non-negotiable in all camps and retreats. While the gospel is at the center of […]

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  • Summer Staff Profile: Charlie Strong

    Leading the Security Team If you have been to Hume over the last 10 summers then you have probably met Charlie Strong. He leads our summer Security Team and is one of the friendly smiles that greet you when you check in at the Security Booth. Charlie had 30 years with the Los Angeles Police […]

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  • Time, Treasure & Talents

    The Trail of Hope Every fall and spring something spectacular happens at Hume New England. We see signs of it around the pond, in the Heights, even on top of the old Chapel; and just this spring we saw it all the way up on one of the mountain peaks in camp. As mysterious as […]

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  • April 23, 2017

    My Baptism at Hume Lake God reveals Himself at Hume. My daughter and I have been going to Hume Women’s Retreats for the past five years. At these retreats, I’ve fallen more in love with Jesus. Years ago I remember Megan Fate Marshman once asking the question, “Do you really know Jesus or merely know about […]

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  • Making the Best Use of the Good Times

    Gifting Appreciated Assets I am constantly on the lookout for creative ways to maximize the gifts that are given to God’s work at Hume Lake. With potential tax changes being discussed and proposed, we are uncertain about the future of the techniques that can offer enormous benefits to those giving. With the recent increase in […]

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  • Changing Lives Through Outdoor Education Camps

    We concluded another incredible season of Spring Outdoor Education in April, and it was once again amazing to see the Lord’s hand at work.  Every week we saw God’s Kingdom grow, as students surrendered their lives to Him.  One of my favorite things is to listen to the stories the counselors share about the conversations […]

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  • A Backstage Pass

    Projects for Hume in 2017 Last year I had the opportunity to join several other Christian camp directors and attend a performance of Cirque du Soleil. We were able to spend several hours on a “behind the scenes” tour of all the moving parts that made the performance shine. It was amazing! We met professional […]

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  • Winter Camp 2017

    That’s It! Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor […]

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